Death of Heavy D

May 24, 1967 - November 8, 2011
Los Angeles, California | Age 44

Rap legend dead at 44
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MESFIN FEKADU, The Associated Press

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A private funeral will be held Friday in Mount Vernon for hip-hop star Heavy D, who died last week at a Los Angeles hospital after collapsing outside his home. He was 44. His family said he died of complications from pneumonia.

Diddy, the Rev. Al Sharpton and singer Anthony Hamilton are among those expected to pay tribute to the influential rapper, known for hits like "The Overweight Lover's in the House" and ...

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